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World's Longest Service Cruise Ships

This is a list of the World's 20 Longest Service Cruise Ships. The list is sorted by the ship's total years in service. This list will contain a mixture of currently active and decommissioned ships that spent the longest time in service for one or more cruise lines throughtout their lifespan. Currently active cruise ships will have tracking links located under them.

  • 1


    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1910 - Today
    (112 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1910
    Weight: 300 Gross Tons
    Length: 153.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 20
    Crew Capacity: 5

    Track Noorderlicht
  • 2

    Oceanwide Expeditions
    Rembrandt Van Rijn
    Rembrandt Van Rijn

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1922 - Today
    (100 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1922
    Weight: 435 Gross Tons
    Length: 162.40 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 33
    Crew Capacity: 12

    Track Rembrandt Van Rijn
  • 3


    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1931 - Today
    (91 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: May 03, 1931
    Weight: 3,077 Gross Tons
    Length: 360.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 64
    Crew Capacity: 60

    Track Sea Cloud
  • 4


    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1948 - Today
    (74 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: February 21, 1948
    Weight: 15,614 Gross Tons
    Length: 525.30 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 556
    Crew Capacity: 218

    Track Astoria
  • 5


    Decommissioned

    In Service Years:
    1955 - 2015
    (60 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1955
    Weight: 16,531 Gross Tons
    Length: 532.50 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 800
    Crew Capacity: 200
  • 6

    Noble Caledonia
    Serenissima
    Serenissima

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1960 - Today
    (62 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: June 20, 1960
    Weight: 2,598 Gross Tons
    Length: 285.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 118
    Crew Capacity: 50

    Track Serenissima
  • 7


    Decommissioned

    In Service Years:
    1961 - 2021
    (59 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: November 04, 1961
    Weight: 9,563 Gross Tons
    Length: 501.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 524
    Crew Capacity: 155
  • 8


    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1963 - Today
    (59 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1963
    Weight: 499 Gross Tons
    Length: 164.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 34
    Crew Capacity: 16

    Track Callisto
  • 9

    Belmond
    Belmond Road To Mandalay
    Belmond Road To Mandalay

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1964 - Today
    (58 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1964
    Weight: 5,900 Gross Tons
    Length: 300.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 110
    Crew Capacity: 85

    Track Belmond Road To Mandalay
  • 10

    Hebridean Island Cruises
    Hebridean Princess
    Hebridean Princess

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1964 - Today
    (58 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: July 30, 1964
    Weight: 2,112 Gross Tons
    Length: 236.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 49
    Crew Capacity: 38

    Track Hebridean Princess
  • 11


    Decommissioned

    In Service Years:
    1965 - 2018
    (53 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1965
    Weight: 5,888 Gross Tons
    Length: 387.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 300
    Crew Capacity: 86
  • 12


    Decommissioned

    In Service Years:
    1965 - 2020
    (54 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: August 01, 1965
    Weight: 22,080 Gross Tons
    Length: 578.35 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 915
    Crew Capacity: 356
  • 13

    Lindblad Expeditions (Nat Geo)
    National Geographic Endeavour
    National Geographic Endeavour

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1966 - Today
    (56 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: June 09, 1966
    Weight: 3,132 Gross Tons
    Length: 292.60 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 169
    Crew Capacity: 64

    Track National Geographic Endeavour
  • 14

    Majestic Cruises
    Ocean Majesty
    Ocean Majesty

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1966 - Today
    (56 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: July 27, 1966
    Weight: 10,417 Gross Tons
    Length: 443.90 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 621
    Crew Capacity: 257

    Track Ocean Majesty
  • 15


    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1968 - Today
    (54 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1968
    Weight: 9,780 Gross Tons
    Length: 440.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 360
    Crew Capacity: 120

    Track Freewinds
  • 16

    Alaskan Dream Cruises
    Kruzof Explorer
    Kruzof Explorer

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1968 - Today
    (54 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1968
    Weight: 292 Gross Tons
    Length: 131.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 12
    Crew Capacity: 9

    Track Kruzof Explorer
  • 17


    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1970 - Today
    (52 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: March 18, 1970
    Weight: 1,453 Gross Tons
    Length: 223.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 60
    Crew Capacity: 28

    Track Monet
  • 18

    Black Sea Cruises
    Knyaz Vladimir
    Knyaz Vladimir

    Still In Active Service

    In Service Years:
    1971 - Today
    (51 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: May 16, 1971
    Weight: 9,159 Gross Tons
    Length: 466.00 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 850
    Crew Capacity: 274

    Track Knyaz Vladimir
  • 19


    Decommissioned

    In Service Years:
    1971 - 2014
    (42 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: December 01, 1971
    Weight: 20,186 Gross Tons
    Length: 553.60 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 698
    Crew Capacity: 350
  • 20


    Decommissioned

    In Service Years:
    1972 - 2020
    (47 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: June 26, 1972
    Weight: 28,613 Gross Tons
    Length: 674.10 Feet
    Passenger Capacity: 820
    Crew Capacity: 270
Page last updated: Tue Sep 20, 2022
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